Safe And Reliable Sacramento Motorcycle Shipping Services By A-1 Auto Transport
If you are planning a move within Sacramento, and you are not sure how you are going to move your bike, then you are on the right page. A-1 Auto Transport has been offering unmatched motorcycle shipping services in California.
For your move to or from Sacramento, we will ensure that your bike is transported safely and that it arrives to its new home without a single new scratch. From local moves to international motorcycle shipping, there’s something for everyone at A-1 Auto Transport.
Different methods we can use to ship your motorcycle
One thing that many of our customers are happy about is the variety of our services. We are determined to ensure that we have a solution for almost any motorcycle shipping scenario in Sacramento. Here are some of the methods that we can use to ship your bike:
- Crated shipping. This is the best way to ensure that your bike is least likely to get damaged in transit. This is because once you secure it firmly in the crate, the bike will stay put until when you have to remove it from the crate. Any impact will be absorbed by the crate and it won’t get to the bike.
- Another method, which happens to be the one of our cheapest alternatives is open air transport. Basically, several motorcycles will be loaded on an open truck and shipped.
- The next option is the enclosed shipping which is just like open air shipping but in an enclosed truck which means that the bikes get more protection from the elements of weather.
How to prepare your motorcycle for shipping
Once you have picked a method that is in line with your needs and budget, the next step is to prepare your bike for the trip. Here are a number of things that you should do:
- Clean the bike and give it a thorough inspection. While you are at it, you can take high resolution pictures of the bike on all sides for reference after delivery.
- Inflate all the tires and make sure that none of them has a slow puncture. Slow punctures can cause the tie-down straps to loosen up during the trip and this could cause unnecessary movement of the bike.
- It’s also a good idea to disconnect the battery and drain the tank to only a quarter of its capacity if you are going to use crated or enclosed shipping.
What to look for in a motorcycle shipping company
Getting a good motorcycle shipping company is the first step towards success when shipping a motorcycle. Here are a number of things to consider when choosing:
- Ensure that the company is licensed to provide moving services in Sacramento. You can use the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration website to verify this.
- The next thing to look for is insurance. No matter how good a company is, accidents will sometimes happen as your bike is moved. You don’t want to suffer any losses.
- You should ask about equipment. Do they have strong and sufficient fasteners to secure the bike? How do they load the bikes onto the trucks?
- Once you are satisfied with these, find out what their past customers have had to say about their services. Check Yelp, the US Department of Transportation and the Better Business Bureau.
Why you should use A-1 Auto Transport for your motorcycle shipping needs
Here are a number of reasons why you should consider working with us when you need to ship a bike in Sacramento:
- Having been in the industry for more than 2 decades, we have seen and done it all. Take advantage of this experience to make your move smooth and trouble free.
- We are registered and fully licensed to operate a motorcycle moving business in Sacramento.
- Not only are our staff passionate and experienced, they also come armed with modern equipment that will ensure a safe trip for your motorcycle and the best value for every penny spent on our services.
- We are also insured so compensation in case of any mishaps on your bike is guaranteed.
Our Sacramento motorcycle shipping services
These are the services you can get from A-1 Auto Transport in Sacramento:
- Crated shipping
- Terminal to terminal delivery
- Door to door delivery
- Enclosed transport
- Open-air transport
Talk to us!
Don’t leave anything to chance. Reach out to us using any of the methods listed here or fill the form above and we will get back to you to organize how we can get you moving.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.